With the Closing of a Transaction, My Pledge's Are Honored . . . Pay It Forward

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With the Closing of a Transaction, My Pledge's Are Honored . . . Pay It Forward  

Closed, 208 Newridge Ave, Waterbury CT


 Throughout my RE/MAX career, I have always been a Miracle Agent. That doesn't mean that it was a miracle if I sold a home. Being a Miracle Agent in the RE/MAX System, means that I choose to make a donation to the Miracle Home System from the proceeds of my commission.

These donations are used to fund special programs at the nearest Children's hospital, which in this case is the Children's wing at Hartford Hospital. All donations are used locally, and are used wisely. All donations above $25. will have a card sent out to the person we designate.

I take an equal amount and donate to the Susan G Komen Foundation. This is to fund a cure for breast cancer, which hits very close to home for me.

As the Komen Foundation send nothing out, I end up sending a letter to my clients, letting them know that a donation was sent in their name.

I have sent out a lot of letters over the years, because the donations have totaled thouands of dollars. My clients are appreciative, but more importantly, I feel good.

This transaction was especially rewarding, not only because of the completed transaction, but also because it was a short sale transaction that cruised through the process and a family was given a new start. It's days like this where I sleep a little better at night.

With the Closing of a Transaction, My Pledge's Are Honored . . . Pay It Forward


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Laura S. Baker
First Weber Inc - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor (920) 728-4118, First Weber Inc

Such a good heart you have Ed Salva!  Great way to "Pay it Forward"!

Jun 21, 2011 07:09 AM #1
Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors - Yardley, PA

Ed: What a great idea! All those $25 donations do add up. Noice way to honor your clients, too!

Jun 21, 2011 07:17 AM #2
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Ed: Great project and thanks for doing what you say to your clients you will do. Good post!

Jun 21, 2011 07:22 AM #3
Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
Lake Oconee Real Estate

Ed- I remember reading that you do this in a previous post before and I think it's just wonderful. I have my very first closing set to take place soon and perhaps I should go ahead and start things off right by getting involved and doing the same thing.

Jun 21, 2011 08:37 AM #4
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Ed - Fantastic way to pay it forward! You have a good heart.

Jun 21, 2011 09:37 AM #5
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
PK Real Estate Utah South, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Ed, Your donations help so many and it's great it stays in the local community at the Children's Hospital. well done!

Jun 21, 2011 10:02 AM #6
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

LOL, Ed.  Miracle that you closed anything.  What a fabulous thing to be doing.

Jun 21, 2011 10:46 AM #7
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Donating a portion of your pay to BOTH of these charities only goes to show what a good man you are Ed. I'm proud to be able to call you friend.

Jun 21, 2011 12:41 PM #8
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed, that is an excellent Closing Gift and two very deserving organizations to donate too.

Jun 21, 2011 07:17 PM #9
Karen Bernetti
Staging4Smooth Transitions Connecticut Home Staging - Southington, CT

Ed you are an angel!  That's a wonderful program to be a part of.  And it does feel good to give back.  Good for you.

Jun 21, 2011 10:03 PM #10
Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Ed -- What a wonderful, generous gesture.  But did I read it right that you cruised through the short sale process? If so, congrats on that and well done!

Jun 21, 2011 10:30 PM #11
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Hi Laura, thanks, and thanks for stopping

Anne, those $25 donations do mount, and mine was a bit larger than that

David, we are only as good as our word, and getting the confirmation from the charities is validation that we can keep our word.

Marge, every now and then I will write about another one, just so new potential clients see it. Thanks for stopping.

Judy, thanks and thanks for stopping

Thanks, Wanda, the Children's Hospital in Hartford CT does a lot for the kids so it's a donation tat can be seen.

Jane, a little humor for the folks, thanks for stopping.

Thanks Craig, they do hit home so it's an easy decision to make.

George, it's some thing I have been doing for almost 7 years now

Karen, calling me an angel is really a stretch, but thanks for the thought.

Hi Barbara, thanks for the thoughts. The short sale was very easy by comparison to some that I've had

Jun 22, 2011 12:35 PM #12
Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
RE/MAX Realty Services Inc. - Brampton, ON

Great pledges Ed and if we all do a little bit, it helps in a big way!

Jun 22, 2011 08:41 PM #13
Patricia Feager
Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives


You're an excellent role model to the Real Estate community! I agree with the others - you have a big heart!


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